Uniworld River Cruises to use self-disinfecting coating on all vessels

   October 23, 2020 ,   Cruise Industry

Uniworld River Cruises (part of The Travel Corporation) contracted with Danish company CleanCoat AS in order to employ its ACT CleanCoat solution across the company, including Uniworld-owned cruise ships and Red Carnation Hotels.

Uniworld becomes the first river cruise shipping company to adopt the ACT CleanCoat solution which is popular for its "ability to render surfaces self-disinfecting after one application." 

According to Ellen Bettridge (Uniworld's CEO), all ships will be sprayed with an antimicrobial coating that is non-toxic, odorless, and most importantly, kills viruses and bacteria including the COVID family.

The ACT CleanCoat solution is environmentally friendly, and consists of 2 components: ACT CleanCoat - annually applied, invisible, and odorless treatment that renders surfaces self-disinfecting while purifying the air; and the use of ACT ECA (electro-chemically activated) Water, replacing traditional daily cleaning detergents and providing the best possible conditions for ACT CleanCoat to maximize the disinfecting effect while acting as a hospital-grade disinfectant. The ACT ECA Water, a salt-based, sustainable alternative to conventional cleaning products, doesn't require protective equipment to use and leaves no toxic residues.   

ACT CleanCoat, which is approved for use on all surfaces, including the ones with direct food contact, renders surfaces self-disinfecting while purifying the air from microbes like airborne mold spores, bacteria, and viruses, as well as common air pollutants like VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds). It improves indoor air quality and purifies the air.

The partnership is in addition to the previously announced enhanced health and safety protocols of Uniworld, including contactless payment, health screenings, reserved seating when dining, and physical distance measures.